Oh, how difficult it is to wait quietly for someone to read a manuscript! Several friends of mine have copies of the first completed draft, and I’m getting antsy. Someone else, a writer and more of an acquaintance, has a copy, and I’m really anxious to hear what she has to say.

Why? I need to know what other people think about it, people who haven’t been living in the story for a year and a half. I’m not sure how unbiased my friends will be, hence the curiosity about the writer’s thoughts.

I can only imagine this gets much, much worse when the submitting process begins. When an agent has it, or an editor…O God…